Southern Oregon University names new Alumni Director

Mike Beagle

Mike Beagle, 49, the new alumni director at Southern Oregon University, is an Eagle Point native and an SOU alumnus.

(Ashland, Ore.) Southern Oregon University announces the appointment of Mike Beagle ‘85 as Alumni Director at the university. Beagle, an Eagle Point HS graduate, taught high school social studies for 15 years and coached football and baseball for 19 years. As a member of the SOSC Raiders football team in the mid-80s, Beagle lettered all four years and was a three-time, all conference defensive back. After graduating from Southern Oregon State College with a bachelor’s degree in history, Beagle served as an Army field artillery officer in the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash. He received a master’s degree in history and government from the University of Portland in 1993.

“Mike is a dedicated SOU alumnus who has the passion and professional experience to engage our alumni and connect them to our students in a meaningful way,” says SOU Vice President for Development Sylvia Kelley. “We’re all thrilled to have Mike on board and excited about some of the transformative plans now underway. Because he’s one of our graduates, having worked and raised a family in the Valley for many years, he knows what it takes to make things happen. You’ll be hearing from him soon!”

Most recently, Beagle was a co-founder of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and was the organization’s first chairman of the board. He also worked with Trout Unlimited. Beagle has also been active with the Raider Booster Club and the Raider Red Zone.

“The Alumni Board is delighted to welcome Mike as our new Director of Alumni Relations,” says SOU Alumni Association Co-President Carol Moody.  “He knows the University inside out, is acquainted with the personnel and has a great amount of enthusiasm to get fellow alums excited about what we are doing!”

Southern Oregon University has 29,275 living alumni. More than a third of them reside in southern Oregon.

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